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Oouneiimen. J. W, Landers, J. T. Dale, O. It. Knblnson, Wm. Smearbangh, J. W. Jamieaon, W. J. Campbell, A. It. Kelly. Constable-CU&rltm Clark. Collector W. H. Hood. School Directors J. O. Soowden, R. M. Herman, Q. Jainleson, J. J. Landers, J. R. Clark, W. U. Wyman. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress. H. P.Wheeler. Member of Senate J. K. P. Hall, Assembly A. it. Mecbllng. President Judge Win. E. Rice. Associate JwlgetP. C. Hill, Samuel Aul. Frothonotary, Register o Recorder, te. -J. O. (lelnt. Sheriff-H. R. Maxwell. Treasurer Geo. W. ITolenian. Oommxssioner$Vm. H. Harrison, J. M. Zuendel, II. II. McClellsn. District Attorney M. A. Carringsr. Jury Commissioners Ernest Hlbble, Lewis Wagner. Coroner Dr. M. C Kerr. Oountv Audxton (Jeorge H. Warden, A. C. Uregg and J. P. Kelly. County Surveyor D. W. Clark. County Superintendent D. W. Morri son. ltaular Terns f Caart. Fourth Monday of February. Third )Jy of May. Foua! ,.iday of September. Tbime:onday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of montb. Church o Habbalh Hrhl. Presbyterian Sabbatb School at 9:45 a. m. uM. K. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. nf. Pleaching In M. E. Church every Sab bajrj evening by Rev. W.O. Calhoun. I Reaching in the F. M. Church every dibbath wninR the usual hour. Rev. K. L. M ''9 Pastor. roaif .n the Presbvterian churcu every " at ll:iHI a. in. and 7:30 p. m. Revi. A. Bailey, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourtb 'uesdays of each month. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 'pi' N ESTA LODU E, No. 369, 1. 0. 0. F. 1 Meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. UEORQE STOW POST, No. 274 U. A, R. Meets 1st Monday evening fn each month. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. R. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month. TF. RITCHEY, . ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Tionesta, Pa. MA. CARKINGER, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law. Olfiee over Forest County National Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORNKY-AT- LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tionesta. Pa. I7RANK S. HUNTER, D. D. 8. I Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank, TIONESTA, PA. DR. F. J. BOVARD, Physician A Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted. PVR. J. B. SIGGINS. U P hysiclan aud Surgeon, U1U Kill I, HOTEL WEAVER, C. F. WEAVER, Proprietor. Modern and up-to-date in all its ap pointments. Every convenience and comfort provided for the traveling public. CENTRAL HOUSE. J OEROW AG EROW Proprietor. TlonBeta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally located hotel in the place, and has all the modern improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public. First class Livery in connection. pHIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of custom work from the finest to the coarsest and guarantees bis work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion viveu to mending, and prices rea sonable. WAN K-inctrin oil. Guaranteed for Rheumatism, Sprains, Sore Feet, Pains. o. ai an ueaier Shoe Troubles AmmnHt exasDeratinz, because un necessary Wear pur shoes to find shoe comfort, shoe service, shoe sat isfaction. There is never trouble on foot for the wearer of our shoes. LAMMERS OIL CITY, PA. Clarlngton. From a letter received too lute for lost week's Issue, we cull the following items: The friends of tlio Rev. Jus. V. McAboy and wife gathered at tlio parsonage Tuos day, Feb. 22, to celebrate their twelfth wed ding anniversary. Many useful presents were received as was also a liberal purse of money. The friends of Mrs. (Ucv.) J. F. Strayer gave her a post eunl shower Feb. 1.1th, and many tokens of friendship were received. The home of Jus. Heed of Jeffer son county was destroyed by lire this week, its was ulso tlio house of George Wilson of Donuluiy Hill. The friends extend their sympathy. Mrs. Elmer Hcoslcy was tuken to the hospital at Kene, where she underwent an operation for appendicitis. The Kano Republican reports that she is muking a good recovery, which her many friends sincerely wish for. Coe Cook, of Cooksburg, continues to improve slowly. Whig Hill. Again the smell of spring is at hund, the snow is gone from the hills, the rohins and bluejays are coming thick and singing tlieir beautiful songs as if nothing hud hap pened. The people are given ami taken in nuirriugc, the stork has visited our hill many times this winter ami brought glud tidings of great joy, but now to mar our happiness comes a yellowhaiumer and takes away one of our heuutiful girls. But everybody is hnppy because wo appreciate sunshine and warm weather ami all wish for a good year of great plenty. In the raging storms it was nothing to see sleds and cutters lying on their backs and peo plo crawling out of snow drifts or walking on their ears. Lots of people shoveled snow until they hail no place to throw it, but all is past and would no doubt be for gotten, only it will bechronicled in Weath er Prophet Osg 1's ledger to bo read uhout later on. Their many friends in this place join hearts in wishing Mr. Killer and Miss I'ctterson great happiness as they sail awav on the sea of matrimony. Game seems to be scarce. Many pheasants were starved and frozen under the crust of snow this winter. Rabbits are visiting the orchards and gnawing trees. There should not be a season for rabbits, as they are be coming so numerous and destructive in many places as to become a nuisance. Several people of the bill went down to Kellettville to sec the ice go out. David Illy, of this place, expects to move to Clur ion county soon to tuke possession of a large farm. Dr. Smith is again conlined to his bed by sickness. No preaching services in the Free Methodist church on Sunday on account of quarterly meeting at Mayburg. ltuggies and wagons as again running on the reads. Traveling is not very good yet on account of old drifts. WANTED A DEALERJTO HANDLE OUR MANUFACTURE OF LIGHTNING RODS IN VOURLOCAL ITY. We will arrange with you tor the EXCLUSIVE SALE of the goods you Belect for your territory. Prompt ap plication should be made, if you are look ing for a irood local business. Any per son wishing to set ss a LOCAL CAN VASSER may file his application at our office. In either case state plainly, whether you wish to canvass for a nu A I .PU ni lianrilA IliA annitH for volir- sell. For lull particulars addreM HUM A LEATH ERM AN, 1U3 Market St., Pittsburg, Pa. lit Administrator's Notice. Letters of Administration on the estate of Sarah Walters, la'e of Tionesta Bor ough, Forest County, Pa., deceased, hav ing been granted to me unaerBigneu, an persons Indebted to said estate are hereby notified to make payment without delay, aud those having claims or demands will present them, duiy auliieuucateo, lor settlement. W, U. Hooi, Adin'r, Tionesta, Pa. T. F. Ritchey, Attorney. Save the expense of that BAND NIAGARA BAND ORGANS are equal to the best human bands SPECIAL DESIGNS FOR Skating Rinks, Moving Picture Shows and all Amusement Purposes. NIAGARA MUS. INST. MFG. CO. 199 Thompson St., N. Tonawanda, N. Y. PRACTICAL BOILER MAKER. Repairs Boilers, Stills, Tanks, Agitators. Buys and Sells Second - hand Boilers, Etc. Wire or letter orders promptly at tended to. End of Suspension Bridge, Third ward. OIL IT, 1A. Popular Music. Latest Songs Latest Waltzes Latest Instrumental, Just received, and will be sold at 25c per copy. New rousio Received Each Week. AUo McKinley Celebrated 10c Mueio in stock. For sale at tbe Zuvcr News Room. JAMES HASLET, GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PENN ROCKEFELLER BOUNTY John D. Jr. to Devote His Time to Supervising Immense Charity. Young Mr. Rockefeller's Place on Di rectorate of Standard Oil Company Will Not Be Filled as the Board Voted at the Last Meeting ta Reduce the Number of Directors From Fif teen to Fourteen. It was learned in New York last week that, the directorate of the Standard Oil company had been re duced on Jan. 11 from fifteen to four teen members and that the name ol John D. Rockefeller, Jr., had been omitted from the lint of directors foi the curreut year. Mr. Rockefeller's retirement from the board, together with the statement made at the offices of the Standard Oil, lends to the nat ural conclusion that the younger Rockefeller will devote his time to the supervision of the immense char itable project embodied in the Rocke feller foundation, a bill for the incor poration of which was Introduced in congress Wednesday. Furthermore John D. Rockefeller, Jr., bas resigned from many other bonrds of late and his resignation from the board cf managers of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western and the American Unseed company of which he Is a director Is expected to take place In the near future. It was said at the Standard Oil offices that young Mr. Rockefeller had not been as active In the management of the company ns his position as director might seem to Indicate. The new Rockefeller foundation is at present but vaguely outlined. In Senator Galllngor's bill there Is a par agraph stating the objects of the un dertaking: "To promote well being and to advance the civilization of the peoples of the United States and its territories and possessions, and of foreign lands, In the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, In the prevention and relief of suffering, and In the promotion of any and all of the elements of human progress." Th'ia reads the prospectus of an orgar.lzp Hon which, according to a statem?r made by Frederick T. Gates, Is some thing new. "Kvery other charitable Institution has been organized," said ie, "for some specific object. The new scheme differs from them all in that It is lim ited In Its activities to no particular race, religion, time, place or method. It will be a reserve fund In time of calamity and it can be used for any emergencies that may arise." Starr J. Murphy said that it would be Impossible to discuss the actual working out of this Inclusive project until congress had taken action, nor could he say what would become of the bulk of Mr. Rockefeller's fortune. The general education board which may In time be superseded by the foundation received $.13,000,000 from Mr. Rockefeller. He himself has said that his fortune cannot exceed $300, 000,000. HARAHAN TO RETIRE As President of the Illinois Central; Underwood Possible Successor. James T. Harahan will retire from presidency of the Illinois Central road to become chairman of directors, a position that Is to be created for him. The change In the active man agement of the road Is scheduled to take place at a meeting of the direc tors In New York on Wednesday of this week. Mr. Harahan's retirement is due to his desire to he relieved of the bur den of active management and to re main with the property which he has aided In building up, but to remain In a capacity where the strain on his health Is not so severe. It is understood that a successor to Mr. Harahan has been decided upon provided the man the directors hope to secure will accept the position. F. D. I'nderwood, president of the Erie, Is said to be one of the men In view, and Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific, the other. THOMAS COLLIER PLATT DEAD Brlght's Disease Direct Cause of For mer Senator's Death. Former United Stales Senator Thomas Collier Piatt, Republican lead er of the state of New York for a score of years and intensely Interested In the Republican party from Its organ ization In 185(, died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, In his apartments t 133 West Uth street. He would have been 77 years old if he had lived until next July 13. The direct cause of Mr. Piatt's death was acute Brlght's disease. The end was stai tllngly sudden. An hour before the senator died his two eons. Frank and Edward, with their families, and his widowed son Harry, with the la tier's daughter, Charlotte, and lion Sherman, had left the house, after their usual Sunday visit. Mr. Piatt said at that time that he felt very well and thought he would read the Sunday papers. Should Favor Timbered Land. The state foresters' conference at Harrlsburg, Pa., was addressed by Dr. J. T. Rothrock, president of the Etate forestry commission, and John Fulton, state engineer, of Johnstown. John E. McNeill said other stales do not tax growing crops and that the same principle might be applied to growing timber. Tho point was also made that such a policy would result in reforestation. 40,000 MEN QUIT WORK Out of Sympathy With Striking Phil adelphia Car Men. The unions in uympathy with the car men In Philadelphia struck on Saturday morning. Simultaneously It became known that every Na tional Guard regiment in tho state ol Pennsylvania has received orders to be ready to entrtaln for Philadelphia at an hour's notice. General Clay, hefd of the police force, denies it. II hai pens, however, to be true. At least 40,000 men of a hundred different trades did not show up for work that morning. The labor leaders ere shouting 'exultantly that 100,000 men have lined up with the striking motormeu and conductors. The po lice canvassers make the figure less than 21,000. An impartial estimate Is 40,000, a little more or a little less. The outlook Is ominous, even to the most cheerful observers. So much bitterness has develoed In the past few days that the people of Philadel phia are preparing for any kind of trouble. An hour's walk in sections of the city, such as Kensington, where the feeling against the P. R. T. Is most Intense, is sufficient for anyone to understand what is smouldering. Kensington, where two-thirds of the union men live, will be the seat of trouble. The streets are crowded with strikers and their hangers on. They spend part of their time In the corner Baloons, the other part in standing cn the street coiners and cursing the non-union car crews. The police are preparing for a riot at the very outset. The labor bosses spread the prom ise late at night that no union man would throw a brick or participate In any resistance to the police or the military. The promise was accepted for Just what It is worth. With 40,000 men idle and sore because they were drawn Into a general strike, no one supposes that the leaders can keep the peace. If any one had confidence In the police force, the prospect would not be so unpleasant. But nobody has, 111 even the commanders. Rioters have taken the policemen of the city by the scruff of the neck and wiped up the back streets with them. CARNEGIE; FOUND $3,000,000 .Devoted $250,000 of It to a Fund For Pittsburg Teachers. Professor John Brashear, who rep resents Audrew Carnegie In many things, has rented a suite of offices in Pittsburg from which he and others will handle the business of Carnegie relative to the distribution of proceeds from an endowment fund recently created by Mr.. Carnegie for the public school teachers of Pitts burg. This fund will produce $12,000 annually In Interest over the running expenses of the office and Mr. Bras hear has sent out calls to teachers for suggestions as to how this money can be best Bpent in the Interest of pub lic teachers of Pittsburg. This brings out also the story that Mr. Carnegie belore he decided to give $250,000 as a fund for helping along school teachers of Pittsburg found to his surprise one morning that he had $3,000,000 that ho had not thought he possessed. This worried the former steel king greatly and he sent for some of his Pittsburg ad visers.' It was finally decided that he should give a quarter million to a fund for public school teachers of Pittsburg and also nine other cities whose names will be announced later. Mr. Carnegie, however, Insists on hU name not appearing In connection with the donations. ASK FOR MEDIATION Leaders of Insurrection Realize Their Cause Is Hopeless. The leaders of the revolution in Nicaragua have appealed to the Unit ed States for mediation of the pres ent difficulty In order to bring about peace. A dispatch was received at the state department from Thomas P. MotTatt, American consul at Blue fields, where the headquarters of the revolutionary government are located, saying that the leaders of the insur rection realized that their cause was hopeless and they wished the United States to mediate. The state depart ment has the request under advise ment. SODS AND SHAMROCKS Large Quantities Shipped From South ampton For Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. The American liner St. Ixwls, bound from Southampton for New York, which sailed from Queenstown on March 4, carried a quantity of Irish sods and hundreds of packets of sham rocks for the Irish Fellowship club of Chicago. It Is before this club that President Tatt is to speak on S! Patrick's day and Ihe suds are for a squat e on which he Is to t-tuncl so that he may speak from liish soil when he delivers his address on the feast day of Irel'ind's patron saint. Recount Elects Municipal Reformer. London, March S. A recount of the ballots cast on Saturday in the Fim bury divi-slon for a member of the London county council gives the Mu nicipal Reform candidate a majority of one. This makes the Municipal Reform party's majority In the new council two so far as elected members are concerned, but seven by Including those aldermen who retain seats In tho present, council. BOYCOTT BY UNIONS Ordered Not to PatronizeStores That Supply Company or Men. Something Seems to Have Induced Strikers and Their Sympathizers to Refrain From Violence Learned on Authority That Another Out break of Rioting Will Mean the Ex ecution of Warrants Against the Committee of Ten of the Central ' Labor Union. Philadelphia, March 8. The labor unions have played their left bower a boycott. Orders have been sent to every labor union man In Philadel phia not to patronize stores that sell supplies to the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company or Its employes. They estimate that they can deprive the merchants of this city of $1,000,000 worth of business a day and that they can force the business Interests of the city to take their side In the fight If tho pressure is maintained long enough and severely enough. Saloon keepers are complaining that their bars are banned because they have sold beer to the loyal em p'.oyes of the Rapid Transit company. Storekeepers In Kensington, German- town, Frnnkfori and other centers of tho strike have been hurt sariJto, Something seems to have jJmed the strikers. Although the mfhufactur- Ing districts were crowded with Idle men who stood on the street corners and Jeered the Rapid Transit opera tlves and the policemen, the fellows did not lay a hand to a brick or dare to shove a blnecoat. Unloubtedly the firm attitude of Mayor Reyburn and his director of publle safety had a great deal to do with restraining the men on strike and their sympathizers. After the de cision of the mayor and his advisers to arrest the labor union leaders who are responsible for the present con dition of affairs became known, the leaders hurriedly sent word to their lieutenants actively In command of the strikers to keep their men peace ful nnd discourage anything like riot ing. It was learned on authority that another outbreak of rioting will mean the- execution of warrants against the committee of tm of the Central Labor union and other leaders who are dl recting the big stnke. Both the may or and Henry Clay, the director of publ'c safety, believe that the strike will fizzle out. The city officials and the merchants agree that a sympathetic strike need alarm nobody so long as rioting Is kept down. The National Guard Is In readiness for strike duty here. The regiments are under orders to start at an hour's notice. PLAN A STATEWIDE STRIKE Movement to Have All Union Men In Pennsylvania Quit Work. Pittsburg, March 8.-Within the next 48 hours, If Pittsburg labor leaders can effect It, all union workmen In the state of Pennsylvania will be or dered to stop work In sympathy with the striking street car men of Phil adelphia. President Kelly of Ihe Iron City Central Trades council set the movement on foot and he Is backed by Business Agent J. J. Thorpe of di vision 85, Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway employes of America In chaige of the Pittsburg district. Kelly made the following anouncement: "The annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor opens in New Castle tomorrow morning and some action will be tak en regarding the Philadelphia strike. I feel sure that if a vote was taken for the general strike throughout the state there would not be a dissenting voe. I have personally visited Phil adelphia and assured the strikers that we are with them and that I favor action." CONSTITUTION WANTED Prince Promised to Appoint a Commis sion to Consider the Question. Tails, March 8. A dispatch from Monaco lo the Matin says the people of that little principality have de manded a con ititution. Some 700 made a demonstration Sunday. Dele gates appointed by tho demonstrators interviewed the Prince of Monaco, who promised to uppoint a commis sion to consider the question. The leaders of the agitation threaten to create trouble at the ceremonies at tending the opening of the magnifi cent Ocean-Graphical museum on March j. unless the prince ratifies the decisions of the commissions be fore that date. The prince has been trying to In duce the Em purer of Germany and the president of Fiance to go to Mon aco and meet during the early spring. Collision of Aeroplanes. Paris. Mi'irh 8. The first collision between aeroplanes in flight took place nt Mounnelon yesterday. Frey. who Is one of Farman's pupils, while drlivng a biplane dushrd Into oik piloted by Captain Moreau. Both nn chines were badly smashed and fell but neither of the aviators were hurt. After a legal contest of 17 years Mrs. John A. McVieker wins flOO.OOO trom tho estate of Daniel E. Crouxe of Svracuse. PRESIDENT HONORS'ELLIS In Order to Show There Was No Thought of Repudiation In His Letter Washington, March 8. Lloyd C. Grlscom, president of the New York county Republican committee, and Mrs. Griscom; Representative and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Miss Mabel T. Boardman and Wade H. Ellis, the former assistant to the attorney gen eral and now chairman of the Ohio Republican executive committee, were guests of the president at luncheon yesterday. The president's lunchen Invitation to Mr. Ellis was Intended as his answer to the report that he tad repudiated Mr. Ellis. The reports frew out of the letter written by the president to Mr. Davis In which he disclaimed any responsibility for the selection of Mr. Ellis as head of the executive committee. When Mr. Ellis got back to Wash ington from Ohio on Saturday the president decided that he ought to do something for him just to show that there was no thought of repudiation" In his letter. It was made known that both the president and Mr. Ellis were surprised at the construction placed on the Davis letter. The president, It was said further, had written sev eral confidential letters to friends In Ohio after Mr. Ellis was named as chairman, explaining that he was not sent to Ohio as the personal repre sentative of the president, at all and thet he had no authority for the ad ministration to clioose candidates or put a White House tinge on political events In Ohio. RESULTS OF FLOOD State of New York Will Be Called On to Pay Heavy Damages. Utica, N. Y., March 8. As a result of last week's great flood in Herkimer and adjacmt places in the Mohawk valley, the state of New York will be called upon to pay some pretty stilt bills for damages. Anticipating the filing of hundreds of demands from merchants and householders In the village of Fiankfert, a representative of the state board of claims, eccom- panied by a party of expert appraisers appeared in Frankfort today making estimates of the damages. The state 13 liable for all the dam age there because the overflow of wa ter came from Mercer rreek, which Is used for quite a distance as a canal feeder. Tre village will put a force of engineers at work to make an es tlmate of the damages In case dis putes arise over the amounts to be swarded by the state. It Is believed that the damages caused by last wet k's Hood will amount to $50,000 In the village of Frankfort alone. PRISON SENTENCE REMITTED In Case of Two Union Officers Grow ing Out of Contempt Case. New York, March 8. Supreme Court Justice Itischoff remitted today the sentence of twenty days' Impris onment imposed en Patrick J. MeCor mlck, former president of Typograph ical union No. 6, and Vincent C. Cos tello, an organizer of the union, for criminal contempt in disobeying an Injunction order obtained against the union In 1907 by the Tyirothetae of New York city restraining the union and Its ollieers and members from comlttlng acts of violence. The court directed that lines of $2'0 each he paid within ten days by McCormlck and Costello and $100 each by Will iam J. S. Anderson and Thomas Ben nett, two union pickets, convicted with the others. The caf-e came before Justice Bis chod on the application by the plain tin" organization to Issue the jail com mitments for McCormlck and Costel lo, the order halng been affirmed re cently by the court or appeals and prior to that by the appelate divis ion of the supreme court. McCormlck and Costello m.i.lo n strong appeal for clemency and In his decision the court took their plea Into considera tion. VICE-PRESIDENT SHERMAN Was Guest Last Night of the Lawyers' Club of Buffalo. Buffalo, March 8. James School craft Sherman, vice president of the United States, was- the cuest of honor at the dinner of the Lawyers' club nt the Genesee hotel last night. Nearly 300 lawyers and Judges at tended tho dinner. Mr. Sherman ar rived In Buffalo nt B : 1 ! p. in., coming from his home In Utica. He was met at the station liy committee of the Mlllcers of Ihe Lawyers' club. Justice Warren B. Hooker, who was a member of Ihe house of representa tives with Mr. Sherman and is his per sonal friend, also was at thci station to greet him. The vice president was escorted to the Genesee, where the dinner was served promptly at 0:30, as he was to leave for Washington at 10:45. The other spiakers at the banquet were Mayor Louis V. Fiiiliniaiin and George B. Mcl.ian, chancellor of Ihe University of Iowa. Professor Mc Lean's topic wis "Americanism and Educational Foundations." prepared to Guard Mint. Philadelphia, March S. That the United States (.'overnnient does not In tend to tuke a;iy chance of having Its proierly in Philadelphia Inter fered with by unruly mdis was made evident when orders were received at Fort Iiunont. 1V;I.. to have tho Fifth company, t oast artillery, ready to leave for Philadelphia at a moment's notice. GIVES L E FOR OTHERS Charles Rommel, Trying to Save Chil dren, Is Electrocuted In Front of His Own Door. rittsburg, March 8. A broken and swaying electric light wire took a life out of the happy home of Charles Rommel at Fair Oaks. Rommel, who was 23 years eld, was electrocuted In the Beaver road while attempting to make harmless a heavily charged light wire. His two boys, 3 years and 13 months old, were within a few feet of him when one end of the heavily charged wire shot a bolt of death Into his body. All afternoon the Insulation on the wire had been spluttering and burning Rommel, whose home was but a short distance from the bridge over Big Sewickly creek, was standing In the doorway and his children were play ing near the bridge when the wire, burned through, dropped to the ground. One end alighted near his children. Rommel ran out and caught one end of the wire, protecting himself by grasping It where It was insulated. He coiled this end about a tree where It would do no harm. While endeav oring to do likewise with the other end an uninsulated portion of the wire struck his hand. He dropped to the. p round and his children ran screaming to the house. The unconscious man was carried to the home of his father, which ad joined his own home. Dr. Charles R. Bonzo was summoned end Bald that death had been Instantaneous. Rommel was employed at the Amer ican Bridge company works as crane man. Besides his two children he la survived by his young wife. STATE SUING FOR $5,000,000 Pennsylvania Seks to Recover Money Paid For Furnishing Capitol. llarrisburg, March 8. .ctlons in equity for the recovery by the state of at least. $5,000,000 alleged to have been illegally paid to contractors for the furnishing of the new state Capi tol were entered In the Dauphin county court by the attorney general's department. The actions are against the contractors, John H. Sanderson, deceased, and the Pennsylvania Con struction company, the state officials having to do with the awards of the contracts and the approval of bills In payment. Architect Joseph M. Hus ton and the sureties of the contrac tors and state officials. The suits are the outgrowth of the Capitol investigation conducted In 1!)07, and are entirely separate from the criminal nctlon brought over two years ngc. Tl)e commonwealth charges (hat Sanderson, the prfncl pal contractor, who died after his con viction and sentence In the criminal court of Dauphin county, received over five million dollars for furniture and equipment which was not worth more than a million and a half, and that the Pennsylvania Construction com pany received over two million dol lars for metallic filing cases, ward robes, etc., which were not worth more than $750,000. The commonwealth seeks: to recover tbe difference between tho real value of the furnishings and the amount paid out of the treasury to Sander son and the Pennsylvania Construc tion company. DROPS DEAD AT BAPTISM Wealthy Farmer Stricken In Church Near Yoiingstown. Youngstown, O., March 8. While James Applegate, aged 65, a wealthy farmer of Seceder's Corners, was waiting in the United Presbyterian church there to be baptized Sunday afternoon, he dropped dead. Recent ly he expressed a wish to Join the church and last Thursday night ap peared before tho sessions. With his wife and four children he drove to the church Sunday, appar ently In the best of health. Arrange ments for his baptism were being completed when he was stricken with heart failure. Mrs. Applegate is In a critical condition from shock. Prepared to Guard Mint. Philadelphia, March 8. That the United States government does not In tend to tuke any chances of having its prorty In Philadelphia inter fered with by unruly mobs was made evident when orders were received at Fort Dupont, to have the Fifth company, Coast artillery, ready to bavo for Philadelphia at a moment's notice. Woman Acrobat Breaks Neck. Cincinnati, March 8. Fifteen hun dred people were horror-strlckPn at a vaudeville theater when Augusta Fassio, perched on her brother's head, IS feet above the stage, lost her bal ance and fell, breaking her neck. Killed by Fall of Tree. Meadville, Ta., March 8. A. B. Bales, aged 55, a farmer of Conneant township, was killed yesterday when he was caught under a tree he had chopped down. Train Kills Meadville Boy. Meadville, Pa. March 8.-Walter Mc Mahon, aged 10, was killed by an Erla freight train at the Popular street cmsslng last evening. The boy tried to cross the track in front of the train. Pears Preserved 38 Years. Kittauiilng. Pa.. March 8. Pre served 3S years ago by Mrs. P. N. Sihall, a jilr of pears opened by her yesterday vas found In perfect con-llitinu.